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Las nueve vidas de Jeremy

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  1,007 ratings  ·  133 reviews
En su vigésimo cumpleaños, Jeremy declara su pasión a la mujer que ama, y es rechazado. Desesperado, decide que Dios es responsable por su dolor, y en un gesto de desafío resuelve quitarse la vida. Pero luego la luz del día lo despierta, y descubre a su lado a Victoria, que lo mira enamorada. Ha pasado un año. Loco de alegría, Jeremy vive un día de felicidad, rehusándose a ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published May 2009 by Vergara (first published 2007)
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A. Bookzilla.
I started to read this book in French a while ago, unfortunately my French is just not good enough (even with a dictionary by my side).

Honestly, yes, it was a bit hard following what was going on, but it's not rocket science. Things can get lost in translation, but I think Summer Robinson did a wonderful job.
The story is pretty simple, Jeremy, turning twenty, hopelessly in love with Victoria, commits suicide on his birthday after she rejects him. Then, a couple of times over the years, he wakes
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Liliana Saquicela

Ok so, Thierry Cohen's Still with Me book cover caught my attention. To me it seemed very romantic but like the guy was in pain (not physically bit mentally.) Reading the blurb made me more interested so i was like, "hmm, looks interesting; lets see the reviews..." all of them if not most, were in (what really looks like) i started to browsed thru it since its relatively short to some i've read (come on people, we all do it, sometimes book covers can be deceiving LOL).....going t

"Ich hätte es vorgezogen zu leben" ist ein sehr emotionaler Roman aus der Feder des französischen Autors Thierry Cohen, der mir insgesamt sehr gut gefallen hat.

Inhalt: Jeremy begeht am Abend seines 20. Geburtstags Selbstmord, da seine große Liebe Victoria seine Gefühle nicht erwidert. In einem hitzigen Streitgespräch mit Gott verabschiedet sich Jeremy von der Welt, doch ein Jahr später, am Morgen seines 21. Geburtstags wacht er wieder auf. An seiner Seite liegt Victoria, die ihm liebevoll zum Ge
Scarlett Janeway-keck
God that was so heart wrenching I had my heart in my stomach the whole time reading this book. Yes it was very French reminded me a bit like Amélie where she sent the gnome on the trip and had a friend send postcards back to her father but that wasn't her life. At least that what I think happen don't remember the movie as clearly as I'd like. I feel so sorry for Jeremy even though I would never condone suicide someone life is to precious to just throw away. I know sone people's lives are tough a ...more
The neurologist said I could start to read 20 to 30 minutes a day. Well, that was very hard with this book because I couldn't put it down, yet I had to. Intriguing, addicting, unlike anything I've ever read before, I highly recommend this book.
The Books Blender
Lo premetto: il libro non mi è particolarmente piaciuto. Mi è sembrato, come dire, una semplice storiella: parecchi i luoghi comuni, comportamenti dei personaggi un po’ troppo fuori dal seminato e, alla fin fine, anche un po’ troppo prevedibile. Ben inteso, dal mio punto di vista, non mancano i lati positivi: primo fra tutti si legge agilmente. Sono solo 199 pagine, quindi in un pomeriggio si inizia e si finisce. Punto secondo, sono solo 10 (che, però, a parer mio, comunque, potrebbero essere sp ...more
A book about realisation, about learning a life lesson - the hard way. An awakening.
This book is not long at all, easily a one-day read. But its meaning lasts for a long time after turning the last page. Life is about choices. Life is about gratitude, about being grateful for life itself, about living life well and honestly, to do good, and make the lives of our loved ones easier and happer every day. But what happens when one choice turns everything upside down. When one choice disregards ever
I made myself finish this. It was translated from French to English. As with many translations, I imagine the book is better in the original language. That being said, this book is like an episode of the Twilight Zone. From the start, I was dismayed and praying that the whole book wouldn't be some dream that Jeremy's mind created to make sense of his choice to die. Sadly, the whole book is what I feared.

On only a few random birthdays throughout his life, Jeremy awakens and has that one day as h
Julia Amante
Dark love story. Not my typical read, but any book that makes me think about life and the reasons we are here is worth my time. Deals with the implications of suicide. Should be assigned to high schoolers who often need to be reminded about the value of life and how important life choices can be since they affect not only them, but those that love them.
Shannon The Show Stopper
This book is definitely worth reading and it's a very quick read. I gave it 3.5 stars because the story is so original and that seems hard to find. I didn't know it was originally written in French until after I finished reading it. That fact made some things make a little more sense.
Morgan Webb
Although religion is a huge part of "Still With Me," I simply could not put it down. I am a religious person, but the only religious book I really like is the Bible itself. "Still With Me" broke my heart and kept me engaged nonstop.
Andrea Buschman
Haunting, interesting, confusing at times, but the story stays with you long after you finish. It makes you think about the consequences of your actions and how they affect others around you.
Katherine Allen
Quick read! I read it in 2 days. I really wish I knew French because I would have loved to have read it in the original language. I personally did not like the translation. It felt flat and I felt like I was reading subtitles much of the time. Which is not the author's fault. BUT the story is good and very intriguing. Be prepared for a strong religious thread running throughout the book. Other reviewers complained about the author's perception of those who attempt suicide (and those who commit s ...more
Elisia Carr
This book addresses suicide, and the value of the life God has given us. It was amazing.
Started off slow but by the time I finished this I was impressed. Very good!
Максим Дранко
Книга про жизнь. Читается стремительно, а послевкусие крайне долгое.
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Joe Stamber
Jeremy grows up with Victoria and they are great friends. However, as adults Jeremy wants this to develop into romance but Victoria has no such desire. Things come to a head on Jeremy's 20th birthday when he decides to tell Victoria how he feels in an effort to win her heart. Unfortunately, Victoria chooses the same moment to introduce her fiancee. Oops.

Lovesick fool that he is, Jeremy is distraught and thinks that suicide is the only way to end this rejection. After this attempt to end his life
Maya Panika
Inspired by the author's own experience of losing his friend to suicide, this is an insider's look at someone who kills himself for desperately selfish reasons, and what that does to those he leaves behind. Jeremy wakes to find himself still alive - not in a hospital room, but in the bedroom he does not know, to find a year has passed since the day he should have died. Locked in limbo, a Groundhog Day of living death, unable to remember an entire year of life, Jeremy slowly pieces together the f ...more
This book was very French. My impression, as I was reading it, was that a very young person had written it: the glimpses of life passing by seemed to be viewed through young, inexperienced eyes (as, for the sake of the story, they should have been). So I think the book achieved the impression it was supposed to. It's short -- novelette versus novel, and a relatively quick read.

There was an interesting foreign-feeling religious thread running through the book. It was interesting and thought-provo
Any fans of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" or "Memento"? This next book is unlike anything I've ever read, in a good way--no, in a fantastic way.

This book was written in France, won the Grand Prix Jean d'Ormesson (which is a French book award that rewards a work capable, by both writing skill and originality, to promote the French language) and has been translated into 15 different languages since.

Our protagonist, Jeremy, commits suicide on his 20th birthday after confessing his love to
On m'avait dit du bien de ce livre, se définissant, je cite, "comme un mélange entre Lévy et Musso" (sic) N'ayant jamais lu aucun de ces deux auteurs et étant un peu obligée d'en vendre de par mon travail, je me suis dit qu'autant faire d'une pierre deux coups et découvrir 3 auteurs un peu en même temps, m'épargnant ainsi la lecture des pavés des auteurs précités.
Hé bien autant dire tout de suite que je ne suis pas prête de m'y mettre ! Le livre de Thierry Cohen est insipide, écrit sans talent l
On his twentieth birthday, Jeremy kills himself after being rejected by the woman he loves, Victoria. He wakes up one year later and finds that he is in a happy relationship with her but with no recollection of the time in between. Jeremy continues to wake up only on his birthday to find his life has changed, and as time goes on, the other Jeremy ruins his relationships with the people he loves and makes bad decisions.

I purchased this book for 1 through some Kindle promotion email... thing. I wa
This was an intriguing and difficult to categorize book. The narrator, Jeremy, commits suicide on his 20th birthday---and then 'wakes up' on nine other birthdays spanning the rest of his life, getting brief glimpses of how things are going. He comes to view these brief visits as moments of clarity in an otherwise grim and out of control life, and he uses the visits to try and help the loved ones his other self is affecting, and to solve the mystery of why his life has been fragmented in this way ...more
Mai Lien Nguyen
Đọc cuộc đời 9 ngày, xong đi ngủ. Biết ngay là sẽ mơ hãi hùng nhưng không đọc xong chắc thấy còn ghê hơn.
Ơ bìa người ta so sánh Thierry Cohen với những Marc Levy, những Guillaume Musso nhưng truyện này liên quan nhiều đến tôn giáo hơn. Chuyện ngoài lề, hôm trước lên thư viện đọc lại Que serai je sans toi của GM mà phải thốt lên "trời ơi, sao sến tói mức độ này! Xin lỗi bản thân không hiểu sao trước kia mình đọc được" à thì, chắc là giờ đọc lại 1 số truyện có khi vẫn đọc, nhưng đúng là thấy sến k
Jeremy had committed suicide on his 20th birthday after being rejected by his childhood friend, Victoria. instead of staying dead, he woke up on his 21st birthday with Victoria laying lovingly beside him. despite feeling blissful, he was troubled not being able to remember the whole year after his 20th birthday and before his 21st birthday. the next time he woke, he found himself starring at his first child Thomas. years later, his second child Simon. however, as he woke years into the future, h ...more
This book was written by a French author who was struggling with understanding why his friend took his life. What was born was a moving, mystical, impactful commentary on the value of life and the effect of our own lives on those around us. Jeremy tries to take his own life as a young man when he is forsaken by the love of his life and she introduces him to her fiancé. Jeremy and Victoria were childhood sweethearts, but he never outgrew his love for her like she did. So when he couldn't have her ...more
Maybe this loses something in the translation. It felt really flat and characters seemed to speak more in speeches than sentences. It could have been a short story or novella since the point generally seemed to be, "Suicide is bad." There was often a reverse "It's a Wonderful Life" vibe where it seemed like Jeremy was being shown that everyone would have been better off without him, which is at odds with the suicide is bad message.

Not recommended.
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